Share Your World: Week 37

List three pet peeves.
– Slurping
– Vacuum sweepers
– When flies buzz in your ear during naptime.

What makes you unique?
I’m not sure. I think my answer will sound boring and un-unique.


Would be your ideal birthday present, and why?
Tickets to Comic Con. It’s not too late. Gifts still accepted. Just kidding (but no really, it’s not too late to get tickets.)

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?
Under. I had a co-worker who would follow me around switching the rolls to over. If I was mean, I would have followed her following me and switched them back to under.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful that I didn’t superglue anything important to anything important. Looking forward to making a nurse cap out of craft foam and sparkles.

How Have I Changed This Year: Blogtember

How have I changed?

  • My hair is crazier than ever.
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  • Really focused on balancing blogging, work & kids. Also usually looking for something to do with the kids. Sometimes I blog about it. Other times it’s okay to leave it off of the blog.
  • Definitely look at the calendar more this year. I have a blog calendar and a real life calendar.
  • There is no shame in wearing comfortable shoes. These shoes are not comfortable. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
  • I got to interview a couple of bands. It was so much fun. Can’t wait to do it again.
  • I also learned that if I want something, like photo passes or an extra toy, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Blogging has perks sometimes.
  • Sometime this year, I have adopted the “Go Big or Go Home” attitude. So I share and talk about feeeelings on the blog. It has been cathartic.
  • Need knee pads in photo pit. I’m not getting any younger but I’m still fun.
  • I have also learned that I would do the blog even if I never got paid. By the way, I don’t get paid. I should though, right. 😉


8 Lovely Scrapbook Blogs

Today I have found eight scrapbooking blogs. So if you are thinking about being crafty, this list is a good place to start. Scrapbooking has never looked so lovely. Enjoy!


1. Maggie Holmes Design.

2. Pretty Paper. True Stories.

3. Second Look. .

4. Scrapbook Obsession.

5. The Scrapbook House.

6. Dapfnie Design.

7. A Scrapbooking Swewi.

8. Artful Scrapbooking.

Anger: NaBloPoMo

How do you get through anger?

Oh my glob! When I’m really angry, I cry, throw socks at my mirror, slam doors and scream into my pillow.  Let’s not forget the talking through my teeth.

It’s terrible. I’m usually so disgusted with the theatrics that I cry some more. It’s all truly dramatic.

Sometimes I call my mom, who tells me to quit being a baby. Basically, “Suck it up Buttercup.” Then I watch something funny. Other times I’ll write something or listen to music. Taking photographs makes me feel less like throwing a tantrum. Seriously, if I drop the camera, I would be devastated. Then I’m back to square one with getting through the anger.

If none of that works, then it’s naptime.

I look so ticked off in this picture. The right shoes can make of break your day.

I'm hungry and lost in Frontiertown, while wearing heels. Not taking any crap from this cornstalker.
I’m hungry and lost in Frontiertown, while wearing heels. Not taking any crap from this cornstalker.

5 Things For Me Time: NaBloPoMo

Make a commitment to give yourself an hour of undivided self-attention this week, and tell us how you’re going to use that time.

For the NaBloPoMo Me time this week, I would like to do one of the following things.

1. Get a haircut.

2. Go to the comic book store. They are probably starting to wonder where I’ve been.

3. Buy some new lipstick

4. Make a Wonder Woman costume

5. Get a pumpkin spice latte. It will be mine!

Highs & Lows: Blogtember

What were your highs and lows for this month?



  • 1000 Followers. Thank you. Merci. Gracias. Grazie.
  • Mention in an online rock magazine. Here is a link to the magazine:
  • Tweets favorited by Miss Pirate Savvy & Wonder Woman. Doesn’t it sound awesome? 🙂
  • Pretty happy about the Thor costume. The kid is happy so mom is happy.
  • I’m a moderator for the Share Your WordPress Blog Facebook group. Don’t send requests if you already know it’s spam. Here is a link to the group:



  • I’m still a little behind on scrapbooking.
  • I think I still have photos waiting at Wal-Mart.
  • The babysitting issues never end. The kid is six. How many more years of babysitting are left?

Cleaning House: Daily Post

Is there “junk” in your life? What kind? How do you get rid
of it?

My junk consists of clothes, scrapbook supplies, empty picture frames and paper.

So every few weeks, I go through clothes to see if I can give anything to Goodwill. Sometimes I manage to give away household items and toys. Lucas tells Little Sister #2 that we are giving the toys to Little Suzy because she needs toys. Sometimes she is more willing to give toys away if she’s giving to someone with a name.

The empty picture frames need to be filled with pictures or have hardware put on the back. I need an extra hour in the day to get it all done.

Scrapbooking supplies have a way of getting out of hand. It would be fine if I never used them. Then it could all stay nice and neat in my closet. However, then none of my scrapbooks would ever get finished.


Healing: NaBloPoMo

Do you think it is possible to heal on our own, or do we always need to reach out for the comfort of other people in order to fully heal?


During times of heartache, I have certainly attempted to heal on my own. The only people I liked were Ben & Jerry. Their Chunky Monkey ice cream got me through some rough times.

However, a person can only handle so much alone time. So I went to the gym. I took a yoga class. I went to my favorite coffee shop every Thursday for open mic night. Most of the time, I still felt alone but it was better than sitting at home where I was definitely alone and definitely lonely.

Healing is more internal. I’m not sure if anyone aside from a cardiologist can heal another heart . Maybe we can help each other heal by listening, sharing stories, laughing and communicating.